[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Newspaper:] Khandaniha

[Date:] 30 Ordibehesht 1334 [21 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 69

 

Are propounding the “Baha’i question” and closing down the factories of Isfahan part of the plans of the government’s adversaries?

The information we have received from reliable sources indicates that the activities of the adversaries of the government, since the threat of the dissolution of parliament, have moved outside the parliament, and [the things that] are happening in the country these days are indications of such activities. It is even said that putting forward the “Baha’i question” at this time is solely a pretext for creating incidents so that the [foreigners] will make a clamour and claim that there is no religious security in Iran.

Also, the political circles believe that these plans are designed by the anti-Americans to prevent the entrance of American investments in Iran, for implementing development projects.

Certain informed circles believe that closing down the factories of Isfahan is not unrelated to these incitements, although these factories are not yet closed down; nevertheless, the factory managers…

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